In September 1966, 100+ young idealistic men (mostly) descended on the University of Missouri to begin three months of intense Peace Corps training for a food production mission to India. As the 37th group created by Peace Corps for India service, they had a lot to learn about agriculture, Indian (Bengali) culture and language. MU provided all that and more. In September 2015 many of us met together again in Columbia to renew our friendships and muse about the effect that Peace Corps had on our lives. In early 2017 some of us met again in Kolikata and also visited our villages where we walked once familiar streets and visited once-familiar fields and markets. As such, members of India 37 are working to inspire the next generation of global volunteers and leaders through the India 37 Scholarship Endowment, which will support students interested in agricultural/community development and food security issues.
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